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Discussion in 'Literature' started by Master_Keralys, Jan 1, 2009.

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  1. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It's a pretty spot on parody. Have to say, though, even as someone who loves indie folk, I find Mumford & Sons hopelessly boring. Still looking for a better modern folk album than Sun Kil Moon's Ghosts of the Great Highway.
     
  2. Bib Fartuna

    Bib Fartuna Jedi Knight star 4

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    While we are on the subject of indy music ... check out this FIFTEEN year old, fingerstyle guitar (Ben Lapps) ... amazing!

     
  3. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    The Cave
    Winter Winds
    I Will Wait
    Roll Away Your Stone
    Lover of the Light

    I love Mumford and Sons.
     
  4. JackG

    JackG Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Sigh No More (song, not album) will forever be my favourite of theirs.
     
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  5. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Speaking of carbonite -- they had this thing (quite expensive!) at C6 where they'd do some sort of body scan on you or something, and then make a collectible of YOU frozen in carbonite. It was pretty neat.
     
  6. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Could you do whatever pose you want? Because I'd have to get myself holding a tommy gun frozen in carbonite.
     
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  7. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [​IMG]

    Pictured: Jello's carbonite pose. And outfit.
     
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  8. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Nah, it'd have to in a toga!
     
  9. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Compromise!

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  10. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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  11. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ganner Krieg, as portrayed by Ganner Krieg.
     
  12. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I am looking for an old school, basic graphics game to keep on my work laptop for long flights. Some sort of strategy/tactical game that is essentially a table top game, ala Sierra's Civil War and Civil War II: Generals. Something basic, fun to play, and not something that will eat alot of juice on a long flight.

    Any suggestions?

    --Adm. Nick
     
  13. CooperTFN

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  14. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 6

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    Anything Civ related.
     
  15. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I should of said other than chess. :p I was thinking more military games.

    blackmyron

    Yeah, I have played the old Civs for decades, so I am looking for something different.

    --Adm. Nick
     
  16. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 6

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    Nick, did you ever play the Civ-related Alpha Centauri?
     
  17. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Briefly, but it has been years. I seem to recall it being similar to Civ, but based on a new world, right?

    --Adm. Nick
     
  18. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 6

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    Sort of. It was during a time when Sid Meyers and Firaxis were on the outs, and Firaxis kept the Civ name (and put out two rather awful Civ games). The factions are all ideological instead of cultural, and the unit design is modular. There's also some great advanced concepts, like terraforming where you can alter the fabric of the planet (my favorite techniques were to sink enemy cities, or create land bridges to move troops across straits).
     
  19. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    If you're in possession of a GBA, a DS, or computer-based magic (no comment!) then I highly recommend Advanced Wars, Advanced Wars 2, and Advanced Wars: DS. Very fun turn based tactical gameplay, with some cartoonish humor to boot!

    Plus, you play for the side dedicated to freedom and all that other silly nonsense :p
     
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  20. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Speaking of Advanced Wars, I've actually been wanting to try one of those games. My question: do I go for Dual Strike or Days of Ruin?
     
  21. Bib Fartuna

    Bib Fartuna Jedi Knight star 4

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    Surely, the costumer (Thomas Spanos) MUST sign his name using a portmanteau ... Thanos!
     
  22. Bib Fartuna

    Bib Fartuna Jedi Knight star 4

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    This might sound strange, however, as an adult, I have never learnt how to play chess. I have watched a few doco's recently on Bobby Fischer and Kasparov vs. Deep Blue, which has inspired me. Have ordered a book (yes, sheepishly admit that it is part of 'for dummies' range), however, I am looking forward to learning how to play.
     
  23. Bib Fartuna

    Bib Fartuna Jedi Knight star 4

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    That game was awesome! Is it still available (ie: would it work on modern PC's?)
     
  24. Point Given

    Point Given Mod of Literature and Community star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Try the Battle for Wesnoth. It's a fantasy game in the style you're looking for with many different campaigns. It's free, and updated a bit, with user created storylines. http://www.wesnoth.org/

    Another is Triple A, which is essentially a free Axis and Allies with many different maps to download. You can replay the original A&A, or a World War I variant. There are fantasy maps (such as Middle-Earth) and other historical maps such as the Six Day War, Civil War, Napoleonic Wars, Great Northern War, etc. http://triplea.sourceforge.net/mywiki/ScreenShots
     
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  25. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    ooooh. Honestly, start with Advance Wars 1. The story -- such that it is -- is a big part of the fun, imo. It's not just tactics, but it's character based. The COs are funny, funny characters and I don't think you'll appreciate the injokes in the subsequent games unless you start at the beginning. Plus, then you'll appreciate all the refinements they've made each game!

    But if you have to play the DS games first, go for Dual Strike. Days of Ruin is completely separate from the previous continuity, and I just... don't find it as fun. The tactical gameplay is improved, definitely, but it loses out a lot in personality: the cartoonish charm was a HUGE part of it, as was the fact that each faction roughly correlated to a real life nation in the WWII era.
     
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